Sunday, October 21, 2012

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Attacking the facts

Okay, the GOP and Fox news has decided they aren't even going pretend that they have any grasp of reality. Instead they will just gripe about reality has a liberal bias.

There has been a lot of noise about the moderators in the debates doing things like, asking follow-up questions that reveal Ryan's economic plan has no actual plan, and fact checking when Romney tries to pass an obvious lie.

The complaints are that facts have no place in the Debates.

Here are actual facts that the Romney/Ryan team feel are unfair to them:

The President did call the attacks in Libya acts of terror.

The unemployment rate is below 8%, lower than when he took office.

The war in Iraq is over.

The President did give the order to kill Bin Laden, and has directed Special Forces to hunt down and kill members of Al-Qaeda more aggressively than any anti-terrorist operation since Israel's Mossad hunted down the Plotters of the Berlin Olympics massacre.

The question of “if” women should enter the workforce has been settled, a long time ago. (And they don't like being in binders, very few like the three-hole punch.)

The #1 cause of abortions is unintended pregnancy. Contraceptives lower the number of unintended pregnancies.

Obama was born in Hawaii.

An economic plan with no specifics is not a plan.

The auto bailout saved millions of jobs.

The list goes on and on. The Romney team might not like these facts, but that doesn't stop them from being true.

So to everyone yelling that it's unfair to Romney to bring facts into the debate, I say, “Shut-up Stupid. I agree with you that facts and reality are unfair to Romney. But Romney's and the GOP's only argument in this election is that Obama is doing a bad job. If that is your position then you should be able to find real true facts to back that up. While lying is never good, if the GOP campaign dealt with a different approach to problems that face this nation it would be one thing. But if the ONLY thing you are campaigning on is that Obama failed as president, but you have to lie in order make that case then you have no case, period.”

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

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